In August, Night Dive Studios announced a remake of the classic 90s first-person shooter Star Wars: Dark Forces. We now know that this modernization of the most beloved Star Wars games is coming on February 28th.
Night Dive, a studio that specializes in reviving classic games, released in May a remake of System Shock, a 1995 Star Wars title with a 4K resolution and 120 fps bump (on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC). Textures and lighting have been enhanced, and controls have been modernized to support today’s gamepads. That includes platform-specific features such as gyro/motion controls, rumble, and a new weapon wheel.
Dark Forces stars Kyle Katarn, a mercenary who defected from the Galactic Empire and joined the Rebel Alliance. They are tasked with infiltrating the Empire and thwarting its plans to create a powerful new army of stormtroopers and battle droids known as the Dark Trooper Project. It was the first Star Wars FPS game and one of the best Doom-inspired games of its time.
Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC. In this classic episode of Replay you can watch some former GI editors play the original version and learn about the making of Dark Forces in this retrospective feature.